Meniere's Disease, possibly due to a vertebral subluxation of the spine



Meniere’s disease is a condition that sometimes is characterized by dizziness, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), a feeling of pressure in the ear and fluctuating hearing loss with sometimes onset deafness. The attacks of these symptoms can be severe, incapacitating, and unpredictable.


This is a rare disease as only 0.02% of the population have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. However, in most patients with Meniere’s disease the underlying cause is unknow. Most often Meniere’s is only diagnosed due the symptoms the patient has attributed and since an underling cause is not known so it often isn’t known how to property treat the disease.


Studies have shown that patients that have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease also have had viral infection of the inner ear, allergies, autoimmune disorder or even a traumatic head injury. It is evidential from studies that contributing component to Meniere’s disease is the

altered function of the cervical spine, especially the upper cervical spine.


Supporting studies for a cervical-Meniere’s relationship can be found literature published by Karel Lewit, MD who published a study titled, “Meniere’s Disease and the Cervical Spine” where Dr. Lewit noted that in many cases of Meniere’s disease are related to biomechanical problems of the upper cervical spine. [1] It could be possible that perhaps the true cause of Meniere’s disease is that of a subluxation of the upper cervical spine. [2]


Straight Chiropractic has seen cases who come in with symptoms attributed to Meniere’s Disease successfully subside over their course of treatment. Chiropractic care works and is not a treatment of a disease or any symptoms in the medical sense. However, the attempt to restore the function and spinal integrity by realigning the vertebrae of the spine. So, the body can allow the messages to flow from the brain to the rest of the body where many diseases and conditions of the body self-correct so you too can, Live Long and Prosper.



[1] Lewit K. Meniere’s Disease and the Cervical Spine. Rev Czech Med. 1961;7:129-39. [2] Bjorne A, Berven A, Agerberg G. Cervical signs and symptoms in patients with Meniere’s disease: a controlled study. Cranio. 1998 Jul;16(3):194-202.

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